PIERROT // ORIGINAL
Character Build Profile
Character: Pierrot Original
Inspired by: J-rock band Malice Mizer
Date Completed: circa 2003
When other kids went outside to play ... I stayed inside and made myself look like j-rockers. This one is inspired by Pierrot and Mana of j-rock band Malice Mizer, in their Beast of Blood era. If I try to analyze this too much, it begins looking like a Pierrot & Mana love child, because I borrow elements from both, as well as other visual key elements they incorporated in the Gackt era.
I bought a few rolls of red and black yarn and braided the shit into my own hair. I would actually go out into the world with the yarn in my hair a couple of times. The rest was makeup, a feather boa I think I still have around in storage somewhere, a long fashionable trench coat, and a velvet hat. I guess you could call it more of a closet cosplay!
Even though I didn't go outside the house wearing this, it was really fun to dress up and play, which is really what it's all about it the first place. My mom thought I was crazy but she did take some of the photos, so at that time I called it a win. This was a time where I began to play and experiment with Photoshop as well, so some of my images are kind of rough and heavily blurred & blended. Oh well!